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LOL! You didn't merely point something out, you flatly stated "Bush is
guilty of breaking the law" and you stated that Bush is a "war criminal"
... and you stated these things based on evidence that you admitted
didn't show one single true thing from which something else could
necessarily follow to draw a conclusion (this was your definition of the
"Your argument asserted that a sitting President is a war criminal. You
agreed (a few paragraphs above) that the evidence you used to support
this was 'based on legalities' (based on the breaking, or not, of a
"Yes. Very good".
"You have just admitted that your evidence does not prove this
You then admitted this about your evidence:
"Right. It does not offer proof. The definition of proof is: "a formal
series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else
necessarily follows from it". While the evidence in my argument points
to the conclusion and strongly supports it, it is not, technically, in a
logical sense, proof".
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Sane people are aware that evidence is supposed to actually make
something 'evident'. As the quote above shows, you admitted your
evidence contained no truth from which you could base a conclusion. Only
you would claim your argument was 'strongly supported' while
simultaneously admitting there was nothing true about your evidence. LOL!
LOL! OK, Mr. Teacher... whatever you say;)
BTW... here was my favorite line of yours from that argument:
"Evidence is not the same thing as proof. My argument does not prove
anything, it offers strong support for my case".
Most people present "evidence" as a form of proving their argument... in
your case, you somehow figure that an argument alleging guilt only needs
to be offer "strong support". Too much comedy;) - but that's not the way
it works... at least, not in the country you and I are both posting from.
"Apple is pushing how green this is - but it [Macbook Air] is
clearly disposable... when the battery dies you can pretty much
just throw it away". - Snit